STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, LEARFIELD’s Penn States Sports Properties, announce a new multi-year partnership with alumnus-owned and Pennsylvania-based Shipley Energy.

As a Penn State Athletics sponsor and member of the “We are…Pennsylvania” Corporate Partner program, Shipley Energy will be featured in Beaver Stadium, in game radio broadcasts, and on social media throughout the football season.

“Shipley Energy is excited to be named a Proud Partner of Penn State Football and Penn State Athletics.  With Pennsylvania roots and proud alumni among our ranks, we’re more than a company – we’re a community.  We understand the importance of energy in all its forms, whether it’s powering homes and businesses or powering the excitement of game day.  We look forward to cheering on the Nittany Lions in our new partnership!” said Laura Greenholt-Tasto, Vice President of Marketing at Shipley Energy.

Shipley Energy, a fourth-generation family-owned business, has been providing service to residential and commercial energy customers located in the Northeast region for more than 90 years. Board Chairman William Shipley III is a Penn State alumnus, earning his Master of Business Administration in 1980.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shipley Energy to the Penn State Athletics family,” said Doug Nelson, vice president and general manager of LEARFIELD’s Penn State Sports Properties. “With the organization’s nearly 100-year history in Pennsylvania and William Shipley’s direct connection to the university, this partnership is a perfect fit as we begin the new academic year and football season.”

To celebrate the partnership, one lucky fan for each home game will be selected to receive two free tickets and two sideline passes with the chance to win $50,000 if the Nittany Lions return the opening kickoff for a touchdown.  Fans can enter for a chance to win at

Penn State Sports Properties is the locally based LEARFIELD team committed to extending the affinity of the Penn State brand to businesses and corporations of all sizes looking to align with the undeniably loyal and passionate collegiate fan base. As Penn State Athletics’ exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Penn State Sports Properties manages all aspects of the rights relationship, providing corporate partners both traditional and new media opportunities with Penn State University.

Shipley Energy has been keeping homes and businesses running smoothly for decades, offering everything from home heating fuels and services to electricity, diesel, gasoline, and renewable energy.  As one of the largest, family-owned energy providers in Pennsylvania, Shipley Energy is set apart by its award-winning service, commitment to community, and eye for sustainability.

LEARFIELD is a media, data, and technology services leader in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions. LEARFIELD services include licensing and collegiate sports properties’ multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics and insights; ticketing software; and ticket sales, premium seating, and fundraising services; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for NACDA’s acclaimed LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup, recognizing athletic departments across all divisions.